Jan 12, 2013 4:00am PST
obama, joined by hamid karzai in washington, d.c. on friday, announced they will speed up the transition to afghan forces taking the lead in fighting the taliban. that will happened by this spring. abc's muhammad lila joins us with more from a military base in kabul. good morning, muhammad. >> reporter: good morning, ron. this is one of the bases that will be affected. as the u.s. military continues to wind down its presence here in afghanistan. here's what the announcement means. for the most part, american and afghan soldiers have been fighting the taliban, side-by-side, in the mountains, in the valleys, where the taliban are hiding. that is changing. as of this spring, it's afghan soldiers in the lead. they will be the ones initiating the combat with the taliban. the american soldiers will be here to advise and assist when they are requested to. the big test of all of this will be in the spring. if the afghan army can prove they can take on the taliban without american support, it could mean that the 66,000 american troops that are currently stationed here, could be headed
Jan 9, 2013 7:00am PST
hamid karzai's visit to washington tomorrow. -- on friday. >>> and the boeing 787 dreamliner flight had to be canceled because of a reported brake problem. this is the third mishap in three days. tuesday, a fuel leak was spotted minutes before takeoff in boston. monday, an electrical fire broke out on yet another 787 that had just landed. >>> take a look at this terrifying scene in australia. a family, including five children, had to race into the water and cling to a dock for hours to escape this massive wildfire that tore through their neighborhood. trapped by a wall of flames. look at that. they treaded in water up to their chins for three hours. >> we saw tornadoes of fire. just coming across towards us. and the next thing we knew, everything was on fire. >> the grandfather eventually found a small boat. thankfully here, you can see everyone made it out okay. record heat fueling wildfires across the country. they hope it subsides today. wildfires in that country, though, no more destructive. >> thank you. >>> we have a big headline this morning about lance armstrong. the cycling sta
Jan 11, 2013 7:00am EST
without the representation"slow in on them. president obama will meet with afghan president hamid karzai at house and it will u.s.ss the future of the role and afghanistan. newschannel 8 will have an in- a few report coming up in moments. commuteday morning part is great. on 66, this is what we are finding outside and inside the beltway. you can catch a break outside the teddy roosevelt bridge. we do have an accident in montgomery county which you can get through. redland road but the tow truck is there. good morning, the weekend looks good but today you might want to grab your umbrella. some showers are expected this afternoon, 30 degrees right now so it is a mild start. this shows is the clotting is pushing in and there are very showers trying to develop mostly cloudy today with late day rain, 47-53, and the weekend looks great. at 8:56.l be back ♪ >>> d.j. ms. nix this morning. we need that music this morning. it's a little chilly. before we get to anything else this half hour, we have a special announcement, coming up from robin on monday that everyone is going to want to tune in for.